01 mai 2023

Saint Francis of Assisi at the National Gallery, London

Francisco de Zurbarán, 'Saint Francis in Meditation', 1635-9. Oil on canvas, 152 x 99 cm © The National Gallery, London LONDON - The first major art exhibition in the UK to explore the life and legacy of Saint Francis of Assisi (1182–1226), one of history’s most inspirational and revered figures, will be staged at the National Gallery next spring. The exhibition presents the art and imagery of Saint Francis from the 13th century to today and examines how his spiritual radicalism, his commitment to the... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2020

Caravaggio. The human and the divine at the Old Masters Picture Gallery of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD)

Caravaggio, St. John the Baptist (boy with a ram), 1602, oil on canvas, 129 × 94 cm, Musei Capitolini, Pinacoteca Capitolina, Rome - Archivio Fotografico dei Musei Capitolini © Roma, Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali). This autumn, an iconic masterpiece of Italian art is visiting Dresden: Caravaggio's painting John the Baptist from the Capitoline Museums in Rome. The Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister is presenting the picture together with more than 50 works from its own collection that show Caravaggio's... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2019

Explore four millennia of Spanish and Latin American art at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828), The Duchess of Alba, 1796-1797, oil on canvas, 210.2 cm x 149.2 cm. Courtesy of The Hispanic Society of America, New York.  CINCINNATI, OH.- Treasures of the Spanish World explores the visual cultures of Spain and Latin America across 4,000 years, through some of the finest artworks from the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish America. The exhibition, organized in partnership with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, is being presented at the Cincinnati Art... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2019

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam opens 'Rembrandt-Velázquez. Dutch & Spanish Masters'

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (R) and King Felipe VI of Spain (L) attend the opening of the Rembrandt-Velazquez exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on October 10, 2019. Robin van Lonkhuijsen / ANP / AFP. AMSTERDAM.- Rembrandt-Velázquez. Dutch & Spanish Masters will present an outstanding selection of paintings by Dutch and Spanish Masters of the 17th century, including some of the greatest pieces by, amongst others, Rembrandt, Velázquez, Murillo, Hals, Zurbarán and Vermeer. In this exhibition, 60... [Lire la suite]
29 juin 2019

Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

Johannes Vermeer, The Geographer, 1669. Oil on canvas, 51,6 x 45,4 cm, Frankfurt, Städel Museum. © Städel Museum MADRID.- Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer: Parallel visions is an exhibition that encourages visitors to not only appreciate the quality and importance of the 72 works on display, some by the most admired painters of 17th-century Europe, but also to establish points of comparison between them. The traditional and long-standing idea of the art produced in different parts of Europe is that it is... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2019

More than 100 works from the most influential Spanish masters illustrate the global impact of Spain's Golden Age

Francisco de Zurbarán (Spain, 1598–1664), Saint Francis in prayer in a grotto, 1650-1655. Oil on canvas, 62 x 39 9/16 in. (157.5 x 100.5 cm), Gift of Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner, 2014.132, San Diego Museum of Art. SAN DIEGO, CA.- The San Diego Museum of Art presents the exhibition Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain, featuring more than 100 outstanding works by leading artists from Spain and its global territories during the pivotal years of around 1600 to 1750. On view May 18, 2019 through Sept.... [Lire la suite]

17 mai 2019

Balenciaga and Spanish Painting at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

“A good fashion designer must be an architect for the patterns, a sculptor for the shape, a painter for the designs, a musician for the harmony and a philosopher for the fit.” (Cristóbal Balenciaga) MADRID - This summer, 2019, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will be presenting an exhibition that connects the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga, the most admired and influential fashion designer of all times, to the tradition of Spanish painting of the 16th to the 20th centuries. This is the first... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2019

A Backward Glance: Giorgio Morandi and the Old Masters at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Giorgio Morandi leafing through a art publication [detail]. Photo: Libero Grandi. © Giorgio Morandi, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2019 BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents A Backward Glance: Giorgio Morandi and the Old Masters . This survey of a great 20th-century Italian painter explores the relationships between his still lifes and some of his main art historical sources. This exhibition brings together, for the first time, an extensive selection of Morandi’s exceptional paintings and works by the Old Masters who... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2018

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, 1598 - Madrid, 1664), Virgin and Child, Madrid, 1659

Francisco de Zurbarán (Fuente de Cantos, 1598 - Madrid, 1664), Virgin and Child, Madrid, 1659. Oil on canvas, 120 x 90 cm (47.3 x 35.5 in.) Signed and dated lower right. Image courtesy Colnaghi, Stand 208 at TEFAF New York Fall 2018. Delenda, O., Francisco de Zurbarán, 1598-1664: catálogo razonado y crítico, Madrid, 2009, pp. 718-19, no. 265. Colnaghi, the renowned art gallery, opens an exciting new chapter in their 268 year history, with Carlos Picón joining the firm after nearly 30 years at the... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2018

Major exhibition that explores religion, faith and divinity now open at Christie's London

Sir Stanley Spencer, The Crucifixion, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in. (91.5 x 76.2 cm), Painted in 1934. Sold for 2,001,250 GBP at Christie's London, 26 May 2011, lot 50. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018 LONDON.- As part of the June Season at Christie’s, Sacred Noise, a major exhibition that explores religion, faith and divinity through artists including Francis Bacon, Maurizio Cattelan, Lucio Fontana, Damien Hirst, Pablo Picasso, Gerhard Richter, Sir Stanley Spencer, and Francisco de Zurbarán, is now on view in the... [Lire la suite]